Who is an Associate Member of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary
Associates are lay people who affiliate with the religious Congregation, go through an official formation period, learn about the institute’s Charism and mission and promise to commit themselves to living out the spirituality of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary in their personal or public life.
It is an invitation and free gift from God and evokes in turn a free response. It is heard in the midst of daily events of life. The person, who feels drawn to the gospel path proposed by our founder Peter Joseph Triest, asks to be admitted as a lay associate of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary.
The first group of SCJM Associates in Pakistan made their first promises on 24th June 2017 for one year. They were 11 in number: Seven from Sacred Heart Convent School and four from St. Joseph’s Girls High School Lahore. Sr. Sophia Patras is one who initiated this group. These are the name of the associates Mrs. Sweeni Roshnai Mariyan , Mrs. June William, Mrs. Reena Maria, Miss Samina Khan, Mrs. Rehana Khalid, Mrs. Zeba Saleem Hayat, Mrs. Eileen Mary, Rubina Ashknaz, Mrs. Nasreen Pervaiz, Mrs. Venus Paul.
In the light of the Charism of the Congregation, the Associates see ‘life as a never ending circle of discovery.’ Their reaching out in varying degrees of intensity to God, to each other and those in need, they proclaim to all that God is Love ‘Deus Caritas Est!